The Daylight Saving Time or the
summertime as is known in numerous countries is the way in
which it can be get more light of the day; the method is to
advance the clock with one hour in the summer period.
exactly happens is that during the Daylight Saving Time, in
the morning the sun seems to rise with one later; it is the
time when the people are sleeping anyway.
And, in the
evening, it sets one hour later making the impression that
the day is stretching longer.
There is a reason for the DST
working: the fact the energy is saved due to the artificial
light less needing in the evening hours time.
The clocks are
set with one hour back to the standard time in the fall and
with one hour ahead during the spring.
There are numerous countries that observe the DST but there
are also countries that do not.
In the Northern hemisphere is summer from March to April and
from September to November; there the DST is observed by
many countries. In the same time, in the Southern hemisphere
The opposite happens in the rest of the year: in
the Northern hemisphere is winter and in the Southern one is
The Daylight Saving Time was adopted by some European
countries, in 1916, for the very first time although those
countries rejected the idea in the first place. But the DST
was suggested even since 1784 by Benjamin Franklin.
As the countries who want to modify the time because of
special conditions or events and some countries already
changed the date, is not easy to guess what the future of
the Daylight Saving Time will be like.
In 2007 the DST was extended by some countries such as
Canada and the United States of America. Instead of the
April ` s first Sunday now is the March`s second Sunday as
the new start date, through November` s first Sunday instead
of the initially October`s last Sunday.
Although today it`s one hour ahead, in the history were
many variants about this like two hours - the double
adjustment, 30 minutes – the half adjustment as well as the
20 and 40 minutes adjustments that were also used. The
double adjustment was used in 1940 in some countries and in
other countries at times.
In the 20th century` s first half the half adjustment was
used in New Zealand from time to time. In the United States
of America in the World War II the DST was used for a longer
period of time than just in the summer. More, numerous
countries of the USA had the DST from February 3 1942 till
September 30, 1945 and it was called the War Time.
In Egypt the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and during the
Daylight Saving Time, Egypt is GMT + 3. The DST starts in
the April` s last Thursday and ends in the September` s last